“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day” (Psalm 91:4, 5).
Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Is that true?
Does fear occasionally intrude on your life and threaten to steal the joy you should be finding in everyday living?
Occasionally, fear does intrude on my life and I must fight hard to master it. I fear for my children; I fear aging and loneliness; I fear death.
I know what you’re thinking—it’s terrible that I, as a Christian, have these fears. Nevertheless, fear is a foe I battle. Because of my own battle with fear, I’m learning some things about it.
Fight fear. Don’t give in. For me, a good way to do this is to quote truth from God’s Word aloud. It is truth—like the verse at the beginning of this article.
Enter God’s presence. If you have a place where God speaks to you, go there. It may be a small room in your house, the altar at your church, or outside watching the starry sky. Ask His presence to invade your heart.
Finally, remember who God is and what He is like. When He is beside us, who dares to come against us? He is the Mighty God, the Rock, our Fortress. Our hope is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.
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